Bayer PC used for lightweight, durable luggage collection

EUROPEAN PLASTICS NEWS

Published: July 24, 2014 10:52 am ET
Updated: July 24, 2014 10:56 am ET

Image By: Andiamo Luggage LLC Bayer MaterialScience developed an extruded Makrolon polycarbonate for Andiamo Luggage LLC's new Pantera collection.

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Topics Consumer Products, Materials Suppliers
Companies & Associations Bayer MaterialScience LLC

Bayer MaterialScience has partnered with U.S.-based travel goods manufacturer Andiamo Luggage LLC to create a special plastic for suitcases that is scratch resistant and particularly lightweight.

The new Bayer plastic will form the Pantera Collection from Andiamo Luggage.

The extruded Makrolon brand polycarbonate can be shaped virtually at will and colored in a number of shades says Bayer, which helps the material to create fashionable suitcases.

Bayer says the plastic’s scratch resistance means that suitcases will still look good even after many trips and states that the material even exceeds previous polycarbonate grades.

The suitcases are expected to launch in August with Andiamo Luggage offering a 10-year warranty on items from the collection.


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